The NME 100

Pa Salieu: “I’ve been cut from the system, but I will rise up like a phoenix”

The Coventry star is sitting pretty atop this year’s NME 100 list, and his journey to this point has been powered by determination and faith in his talents

The NME 100 Showcase: Watch live performances from Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Holly Humberstone and more

We invited the top talent from this year's NME 100 list to our virtual showcase

The NME 100: What happened to the rising stars next?

Billie Eilish, Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa and more all featured

“My earnings more than halved”: how are new artists breaking through the pandemic?

2020 was a lost year for so many emerging artists. Can new musicians still make it in 2021?

The NME 100: Essential emerging artists for 2021

The definitive annual list that shines a spotlight on emerging artists that should be on your radar in 2021

The NME 100: Essential new artists for 2020

Meet the NME 100, the essential new artists set to take over 2020 and the next decade. Your new favourite artist is waiting...

The NME 100: Essential new artists for 2019

Here it is: the NME 100, our annual rundown of 100 brand new artists who'll dominate 2019. You’ll find the rappers ready to take...

The NME 100: Essential new music for 2018

After weeks of arguments in NME Towers - we've decided that these are, without doubt, the 100 new artists rock-solid guaranteed to make 2018...

The NME 100: essential new music for 2017

AJ Tracey Jeaniq Amihyia From: West London Sounds like: Club-orientated grime with US appeal For fans of: Skepta, Novelist, Section Boyz Grime has always been a very British sound,...